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Alexandria VA Dentist Blog

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the Body

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you know how uncomfortable this condition can be. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction occurs when the temporomandibular joint (that connects your lower jaw to your skull) becomes misaligned. This can cause your jaw to make…

The Prosomnus MicrO2 Sleep Orthotic

Do you or your partner snore at night? Do you find yourself waking up frequently, or stopping or restarting breathing during sleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder known…

Reducing Dental Phobia

There are a lot of phobias out there. The fear of sharks (galeophobia), the fear of heights (acrophobia) and even the fear of flying on airplanes (aerophobia) are just a few common ones people experience. But one common fear that…

Don’t Take Gum Disease Lightly

Do your gums look red and inflamed, or do they bleed when you brush your teeth? Do they hurt when you’re not brushing, or are they sensitive to hot and cold? You could be suffering from gingivitis or the more…

How to Amp Up Oral Health in Quarantine

For millions of Americans, being home on quarantine means lots of free time to do things we’ve been putting off doing - like cleaning the house, finishing home-improvement projects, or pursuing other things that have taken a back burner due…

Lumineers Vs. Veneers: What’s the Difference?

Do you wish your smile were a little whiter and brighter? Have you tried whitening your teeth with bleach trays, laser whitening, white strips and more but had minimal to no success with those methods? Are you looking for a…

How to Keep Teeth White While Drinking Red

If you are one of the millions of Americans who enjoy the occasional glass of red wine, you probably already know what "wine teeth" are. No, it’s not some euphemism for how much bite your wine has - it's the…

Is it Safe to See the Dentist?

Ever since Virginia dentists were given the green light to reopen their clinics to non-emergency patients, many patients have wondered if it is safe to go to the dentist right now. That’s an important question - one that unfortunately doesn’t…

Relaxation Dentistry Can Calm Dental Fears

They call it odontophobia, but it’s basically a big word that describes a much bigger fear: fear of the dentist. Believe it or not, some degree of odontophobia is totally normal and even common. In fact, it is estimated that…

Emergency Dentistry Saves Teeth

Sometimes in life, emergencies beyond our control happen. Whether it’s a car accident, a slip and fall, or a sports injury, unexpected accidents can cause damage to the teeth. That’s why Dr. Mazhari offers emergency dental appointments to our valued…